Petco to Broaden In-Store Pet Services Offerings in California and Texas

January 11, 2018

Pet specialty retailer starts 2018 off with two additional in-store veterinary hospitals

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 11, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Petco, a leading specialty retailer of premium pet food, supplies and services, today announced its expansion of the company's pet services offerings with additional in-store veterinary hospitals in one California store and one Texas store. The company will also celebrate the grand opening of one new store in Reisterstown, MD this month. 

Petco to Broaden In-Store Pet Services Offerings in California and Texas

Petco opened its first veterinary hospital, operated by THRIVE Affordable Vet Care, in Aldine, TX in October 2017. Petco starts 2018 off with an expansion of its in-store veterinary services with two more veterinary hospitals openings in January. This includes one veterinary hospital operated by THRIVE Affordable Vet Care and one veterinary hospital operated by The Pet Vet.

Each Pet Vet hospital offers full-service medical and urgent care seven days a week, spay and neuter, full in-house diagnostic laboratory equipment, advanced ultrasounds, dentistry and more. The Pet Vet also offers pet parents and their pets a comprehensive wellness plan for every stage of a pet's life. 

Petco stores provide a one-stop shopping experience where pet parents can purchase anything from pet food to toys and apparel, while addressing the holistic wellbeing of pets via the grooming salon, dog training area, and an expanding array of veterinary service offerings for good pet health. In addition to new in-store veterinary hospitals operated by THRIVE Affordable Vet Care and The Pet Vet, Petco stores also offer on-site vaccination and wellness clinics operated by Vetco, and digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach.

The following stores will host grand re-opening and wellness celebrations to highlight Petco's expanded veterinary service offerings through February 2018:

  • Menifee located at 30464 Haun Road, Menifee, CA 92584 (THRIVE Affordable Health Care)
    • First day open: Jan. 4
    • Grand opening weekend: Jan. 12-14
  • Highland Village located at 3194 FM 407, Highland Village, TX 75077 (The Pet Vet)
    • First day open: Jan. 12
    • Grand opening weekend: Jan. 19-21

In addition to the newly remodeled stores, one new store will be celebrating their grand opening in Baltimore, MD on Jan. 19-21 and host its Wellness Weekend on Jan. 26-28:

  • Reisterstown located at 6516 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD

To learn more or to find a Petco store near you, visit

About Petco and the Petco Foundation 
With more than 50 years of service to pet parents, Petco is a leading pet specialty retailer that obsesses about delivering health and happy experiences for pets and the people who love them. We do this by providing the products, services, advice and experiences that keep pets physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. Everything we do is guided by our vision for Healthier Pets. Happier People. Better World. We operate more than 1,500 Petco and Unleashed by Petco locations across the U.S., Mexico and Puerto Rico; prescription services and pet supplies from the leading veterinary-operated pet product supplier, Drs. Foster & Smith; digitally-delivered pet health advice through PetCoach; and The Petco Foundation, an independent nonprofit organization, has invested more than $200 million since it was created in 1999 to help promote and improve the welfare of companion animals. In conjunction with the Foundation, we work with and support thousands of local animal welfare groups across the country and, through in-store adoption events, help find homes for more than 400,000 animals every year. 

Megan Oxford,